A new Freshman Center, located in Flynn Hall, provides all incoming
freshmen with additional assistance in meeting their academic and
personal goals. During this inaugural year, advisors conduct nearly
800 individual Developmental Advisement sessions.
A master’s degree in Criminal Studies is designed to provide
more opportunities for students in the field of law
The 25th Staten Island Scholarship Dinner draws over 327 alumni
and friends. This event raised $40,455 to expand the Staten Island
Fund, a scholarship program for local students.
A third doctoral education cohort begins Spring 2003. Total
registration in educational administration on the campus tops 100
The master’s degree in Library Science program expands course
offerings in the fall and spring semesters.
The Cultural Care Au Pair Program brings an average of 100-200
international guests to the campus from countries such as Poland,
Germany and Australia for a week of Cultural Care education and an
introduction to American culture prior to living with their host
The installation of the wireless computing platform is complete.
Students enjoy 100% coverage with a laptop and wireless
The campus receives approval from the New York State Education
Department for The Peter J. Tobin College of Business to offer
three master’s programs, an MBA in Accounting and Finance and an MS
The Claire and Joseph Smetana Gallery is constructed. It will be
the future home to digital portraits of Insurance Hall of Fame
In celebration of Founder’s Week, a roundtable discussion and video
of St. Vincent de Paul’s rich history informs and enlightens new
and veteran students and employees.
Throughout the year several students serve in Rome Caritas
centers for the homeless.
An academic agreement between the Master of Business
Administration program Rome campus and John Cabot University in
Rome allows students from John Cabot to enroll in the MBA and
bypass foundational courses satisfied by their undergraduate
Maintaining a global perspective, the keynote speaker at this
year’s Seminar Series, Ambassador Rinaldo Petrignanai, President of
Boeing Italia, lectures on the state of European and Italian
relations before, during and after the Iraq war.
The Rome campus switches to Mega Virtual Private Network, for a
faster, more reliable and cost effective Internet connection.